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The launch ceremony for the first LCS was in 2017. The vessel has still not entered service. (BHIC)

Littoral Combat Ship Still in Troubled Waters

The saga of Malaysia’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) continues. Prime contractor Bousted Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) was a notable absentee from DSA 2022...
BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) frigate

Philippine Navy frigates receive air defence missiles

The Philippine Navy has received an undisclosed number of MBDA Mistral 3 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) to arm its two new 2,600 tonne Jose Rizal-class...
DIMDEX 2022

MBDA Returns to DIMDEX 2022 as Gold Sponsor

The organising committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) has announced the return of missile systems developer MBDA as ‘Gold...
Indian Air Force

Looking Inward

India’s Government is seeking to meet its urgent defence requirements from within the country. India’s ongoing border face-off with China along the Sino-Indian border, near...
Indian Air Force

More Bang for Your Buck

Most Asian nations that operate fleets of legacy fighter aircraft continue to procure upgrade packages to increase capability and the extend service life of...
Lockheed-Martin-LRASM-1

Penetrating Maritime A2/AD

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Increasing the range of air-to-surface missiles has become an important factor in penetrating A2/AD defences, particularly in...
Malaysian-Armed-Forces-1

COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...
RAF-Typhoon

Precisely on Target

Precision guided munitions have become today’s norm, especially to overcome averse weather and where targets are close to urban areas. Smart Weaponry Smart weaponry shapes the...
multirole combat aircraft

Singapore Keeps Its Spear Tip Sharp

The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when...
LDEW-Dragon-Fire

Not yet War Of The Worlds

A UK consortium named Dragonfire is working towards initial laser demonstrations which will potentially culminate in a weaponised capability over the next ten years...

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